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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What well-known CNN journalist credits Willow Bay for mentoring her when she started out, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”
(a) Erin Burnett.
(b) Justin Osofsky.
(c) Omid Kordestani.
(d) Bob Steel.

2. The author writes in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability” that during the summer between her first and second years in business school, she received what award for having the highest first-year academic record?
(a) A Rhodes Scholarship.
(b) An Eisenhower Scholarship.
(c) A William Taft Scholarship.
(d) A Henry Ford Scholarship.

3. Who does the author describe as her “business crush” and eBay CEO in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?
(a) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
(b) Mary Sue Coleman.
(c) Tim Geithner.
(d) Meg Whitman.

4. According to the author in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap,” females make up what percentage of people earning undergraduate degrees today?
(a) 57%.
(b) 66%.
(c) 24%.
(d) 18%.

5. How old does the author say Mark Zuckerberg was when she graduated college in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?
(a) 3.
(b) 12.
(c) 15.
(d) 7.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the author became pregnant with her first child, she was running the online sales and operations groups for what corporation, as noted in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

2. Who is the chief technology officer of Cisco that the author cites in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table” from an article in The Huffington Post?

3. What author is cited by Sandberg as having written in The New Yorker that for women, “self-doubt becomes a form of self-defense” in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?

4. The author notes in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder” that “an internal report at Hewlett-Packard revealed that women only apply for open jobs if they think they meet” what percent of the criteria listed?

5. Who is the author’s grandmother whom she says was born exactly 52 years before she was, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What author from The New Yorker is cited in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”? What did this author say about self-doubt?

2. How does the author describe “impostor syndrome” in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

3. What advice did Eric Schmidt give to the author in her story from Chapter 4: "It's a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder"?

4. What does Sheryl Sandberg say must be overcome in order to reach true gender equality in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

5. What was the outcome discovered in the study described in the beginning of Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?

6. Why does the author assert it is imperative to overcome gender stereotypes in the workplace in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

7. What does the author say regarding the progress that has been made regarding gender equality in the past 100 years in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

8. What story is related of Josh Steiner in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

9. How does the author propose overcoming “impostor syndrome” in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

10. What study does the author describe in the beginning of Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”? Who conducted the study?

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